Ascent of Fortress Mountain on 2018-06-19
|Others in Party:||Gordon Smith|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 19, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8760 ft / 2670 m|
Ascent Trip ReportChallenging trip for several reasons. The road closed by a few trees across road, which added 12 miles round trip to distance. Bridge still out on Buck Creek trail so did SE route going up Chiwawa trail. Stream crossing challenging- we waded.
Steep snow to ridge, then snow still on lots of scramble which was steep, icy in places and very exposed to summit. We didn't take a rope, but saw rappel slings.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Ice Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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